APTA Honor Award: Reilly

Reilly at work on a court Reilly at work on a court in the mid 1960s

Richard J. Reilly, Jr. was a major force in developing the game through his innovations in court construction and his unwavering support for the game over many years.

Among his many improvements to court engineering was the pioneering of the aluminum deck in the early 1970s

Reilly’s contributions helped make the game what it is today and was a factor in expanding the reaches of the game across the U.S., as well as to Canada, France, Poland, Bulgaria, and Japan.